Hey there, a little update. MioChin and I have finished the character-design for Inoue Masahiko, Kyou’s friend and leader of the “superfriends.” If you look at him, you may find yourself asking, why he isn’t the protagonist of the story.
Do yourself a favor and do not compare Masahiko and Kenta side by side, as it may lead to dismay and the feeling of being betrayed.
For now, the character-design is viewable in the images of volume 2, though things may change in the future. Guess, why we worked on this. 😉
character-design Inoue Masahiko
This might come from the left field, but currently, MioChin is on fire. He’s finished some stuff for later on my behalf (like certain character-designs for future characters) and he also made the rework on the Volume 2 cover in lightspeed.
Of course I won’t hold it back from you, finally that gap was closed! Now it’s time to show you the magnifient piece of work MioChin did!
Volume 2 Cover
Volume 2 Textless Cover
With the new cover also comes a new banner. You can see it by having this post selected or any volume 2 related page (I hope).
Next work will be a bit of character-artwork, an illustration for volume 1 maybe, and the cover of volume 5!
The character-designs of the party are finally done, and the blog will be the first one to see the whole gallery. Hope you’ll like them.
Next chapter-part (first of the next chapter) is coming out next week.
I tried a bit for fun and ended up with an actual status page of Kenta. That’s the status after the second volume (put at the end of the Epilogue), and is the first peek on his official artwork.
Let me know how you think about it. Will update it on RRL shortly. xD
Here is the Extra, here the Afterword. Not much to say, but that it was a fun ride until now and I plan to continue it. But first I take a break from releasing (writing not much so), especially since I want to bring the next volume out on a new standard and work over the older chapters.
Priority is on the new volume for now, but I plan to release it on more sites, after I got to haul over the former chapters with an editor. And add the MioChin-revised Covers, when I do so (atm we have the draft of Volume 3 cover and it’s a blast!).
Hope you enjoyed it so far, first spoilers will be posted here after a or two. 😉
Btw, I have now a twitter-account and an RSS-Feed.
And here it is, the end of the main-story in Volume 2! Now we miss just the Extras and the Afterword, before everything will go on a break for a while. Not that I plan to not work on the story on the break.
During the break, I will continue writing the first draft for volume 4 (even though I’m a bit concerned, that I have too less story in the end, since the 4 characters eats up many pages, but we’ll see, I suppose), and I want to edit the former chapters, starting with Volume 1. The goal is, to make the story viable to share on more websites, to get a bit more of audience and to see, if it’s remotely worth it to make a published version (which would have additional scenes and material).
The Extra and Afterword might be out next week or the week after, I still need to edit it myself, before I can give it to the editors, but currently, I’m a bit occupied.
And finally some words from my new editor
Hello guys, I’m TheDarkLink. I’ll be editing from now on. Comment on stuff we missed below. Ok that’s all. Bye guys.
The last part of the final real chapter, only Epilogue, Extras and Afterword left. This time, I got someone to edit it and the difference really shows. But I really still want and need an editor, who does that regularly, so if you’re interested, please comment. ._.
The chapter has the whole climax, which might or not might be what you’ve expected. When writing it, everything was written fluently, without anything like breaks, so it ended up as a big part, after I split the chapter for releasing. Here we can observe, how Masahiko sees Kenta’s behavior and how much Kenta actually cares about the ‘Superfriends’, as BlaiseCorvin from RRL calls them.
I don’t know when I have time to release the Epilogue, I think much of that depends on, if I get with a more aggressive approach actually an editor, and how many people will apply. But I hope it’s done within next week.
Middle-part of the fourth chapter of the second book. Well, more like fulling up to the middle of the chapter, since the next part will be twice as long as a regular chapter-part, since most of it is taken by the climax-scene, which is one single scene from Kenta’s POV. I really wrote that first draft in one session only, that’s how immersed I was. I could part it in 6 and 14 pages of my document, but that would cut into the reading experience even more than normal.
I finished the first draft of the second chapter of Volume 4, which fills me with pride, since it’s hard to keep the balance between action and character-interactions I’m aiming for, without beginning to throw big storylines into the mix. And that’s not what I’m aiming for, at least yet. Begin slow and don’t hurry. 😉
I’ll post the next part (which will end the fourth chapter) net week, most likely at the weekend, since it’s like I said, twice as long as regular parts. So I want to take some more time to prepare. After that is done, there are only the Epilogue, the Extras and the Afterword left.
Btw, I made a new synopsis for RoyalRoadL, for that I have to thank BlaiseCorvin and
Here is the first part of the final chapter of volume 2. It’s most likely become a 3-parter. Then the Epilogue, the Extras and the Afterword! In this part, the stage is about to set up.
Like some of you already saw, I finally was able to get a paypal button on the sidebar and even a patreon link. I can’t offer much, but as long I don’t get vast amounts, I’ll use the money to pay this hobby, which means, that I’ll throw it at MioChin for more drawings, the moment he can work for me (like I said before, he have prior arrangements at the moment).
Next part may be difficult, but i’ll try to post it at the end of the week. I just have a lot to do, most of them things I don’t like to. -_-‘
EDIT: Just finished the draft of the Extras. Writing from Rine’s perspective is hard (even though I already did it in volume 3’s draft)!
WOOOOOOHOOOOO! More than 2k views, considering the fact, that this blog is about an original work of mine, it’s great! *_*
The final part of the third chapter. Now we’re over the cliffhanger and we know how Masahiko’s party is exactly involved in the story.
The polls about the Extras are finished, I’m working on them currently. It’s interesting to see, how much of a change is there, with “Love is Gold”, when we switch Kyou with Rine.
I think I’ll get to the next part on Monday or Tuesday, it’s just too much to do until then for me.